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CSG-101OSHA 10-Hour ConstructionConstruction Service Employees, Harvard Project Managers OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety training is designed to provide employees with an introduction to OSHA as well as construction safety and health standards covered in 29 CFR 1926. Details...
ENV-201Hazardous WasteEmployees that work or employees that oversee those that work with chemicals or work in an area that contains chemicals or are involved in operations that may generate hazardous waste or employees that may oversee, manage or have a role in operational activities involving oil (e.g. maintenance, spill response, etc.) Understand the basics of Harvard's Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Program; know the regulatory requirements that affect how Harvard must manage its hazardous waste materials, including universal waste; know how to properly identify what is and is not a hazardous waste; know how to store, label and inspect hazardous waste and universal waste; know who to call in the event of questions; and know the tools that are available to all Harvard Facilities. Details...
ENV-301SPCCAll employees that work in areas where oil is stored or a release may occur. Understand Harvard's Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC); know why Harvard has developed the SPCC Plans; understand the types of oil that harvard uses which are subject to Spill Prevention Planning; understand the sources of oil that come from each facility; understand the programs and plans that Harvard has instituted to prevent or address an oil spill' know what to do in the event of a spill; and understand your responsibilities to prevent or respond to a spill. Details...
IHS-101Asbestos AwarenessCustodial, maintenance or trades employees who may have inadvertent contact with Class IV asbestos-containing materials. Attendees will receive information regarding asbestos and its various uses and forms and how to recognize potential asbestos containing building materials (ACBM). They will also receive information on the health effects associated with asbestos exposure. Attendees will learn how to recognize damage, deterioration, and delamination of ACBM and operations that could result in exposures, appropriate work practices to prevent exposures when working around ACBM and will learn how to report damaged asbestos material in buildings. Details...
IHS-102BBP Non-ResearcherTraining is required for individuals that clean-up blood or bodily fluids, handle biological waste, work on a lab or clinical vacuum lines and sink drains, work with patients or provide First Aid/medical treatment as a job duty or handle patient samples. The Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Course meets the requirements of the federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) to provide training to individuals who may be exposed to human blood, tissue, cells, or other potentially infectious bodily fluids as part of their job. The training includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: definition and transmission of BBPs; controlling exposure to BBPs through precautions, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls. Details...
IHS-103BBP (Refresher)Employees that are involved in the management of bloodborne pathogens. The Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Course meets the requirements of the federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) to provide training to individuals who may be exposed to human blood, tissue, cells, or other potentially infectious bodily fluids as part of their job. The training includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: definition and transmission of BBPs; controlling exposure to BBPs through precautions, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls. Details...
IHS-104Computer ErgonomicsAnyone who sits at a computer workstation for most of the day will immensely benefit from attending our training session on computer workstation ergonomics. The session will teach personnel how to correctly evaluate and arrange their work environment and work practices for optimal comfort and injury prevention. The training program will: (1) Show you to recognize signs and symptoms of CTDs, (2) Demonstrate proper workstation set-up, (3) Provide appropriate resources, and (4) Review ergonomic statistics Details...
IHS-105Back SafetyAnyone that requests a classroom based training session for their office. The training will provide an introduction to back safety techniques. Instructors will demonstrate ways to prevent musculoskeletal strain or injury by demonstrating proper lifting, bending, stretching, etc. This course will provide educational resources on materials handling and the implementation of engineering controls and work practices. Details...
IHS-106Hearing ConservationHarvard personnel potentially exposed to over 85 dBA action level. Attendees will learn about the effects of noise on hearing; the purpose of hearing protectors; the advantages, disadvantages, and attenuation of various types; instructions on selection, fitting, use and care; the purpose of audiometric testing, and an explanation of the test procedures; roles and responsibilities in the hearing conservation program. Details...
IHS-107Respiratory ProtectionHarvard personnel required to wear a respirator. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding the general requirements of the respiratory protection standard, including the written respiratory Protection Program, medical evaluations, fit-testing and training. In addition, attendees will learn why a respirator is necessary, how to select the appropriate respirator, what the limitations and capabilities of the respirator are; how improper fit, usage, and/or maintenance can compromise the performance of the respirator; how to use the respirator effectively. Details...
IHS-108First Responder AwarenessAny individual that could be the first to respond at the scene of a chemical or other release. First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. There would be no further action taken beyond notiffication. First responders at the awareness level shall have sufficient training or have had sufficient training to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas: an understanding of what hazardous substances are and the risks associated with them; an understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present; the ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency; an understanding of the role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer's emergency response plan including site security and control and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook; and the ability to realize the need for additional reources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communications center. Details...
IHS-109Evacuation MonitorBuilding Managers and employees that volunteer as evacuation monitors. During the course Evacuation Monitors will gain the necessary skill sets to aid in the emergency evacuation of their building in accordance with their building specific Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP). Training objectives include occupants behavior to fire alarms, active and passive fire protection systems, your role as an Evacuation Monitor, pre-emergency planning, information for disabled occupants, general evacuation procedures and post evacuation follow up. Details...
IHS-110Fire ExtinguisherRecommended for all laboratory student, staff and faculty. Employees that conduct or monitor hot work operations and Emergency Response Personnel. Provide student, staff and faculty with hands on demonstration of the use of a typical ABC fire extinguisher. Each participant will review general fire safety and the basic response to a fire. Training includes: how to select a proper fire extinguisher, extinguishing agents, parts of a portable fire extinguisher, operation and limitation of extinguishers and R.A.C.E. Each participant will extinguish a controlled fire using the Bullex fire extinguisher simulator. Details...
IHS-111BBP AwarenessIndividuals that are required to obtain an awareness of bloodborne pathogens. The Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness (BBP) Course is for those that are not reasonably anticipated to have contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that during normal job duties. (i.e. for custodians who are not part of a BBP Spill Team, but should know enough to stay out of harm's way). The training includes, but is not limited to, the following topics: definition and transmission of BBPs; controlling exposure to BBPs through precautions, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls; how to avoid exposure incidents; and the international biohazard symbol. Details...
IHS-116Hepatitis B Vaccine OfferProvides awareness of the Hepatitis B vaccine and vaccine acceptance or declination form. Contains information on the vaccine safety and effectiveness. Enable personnel who work with bloodborne pathogens to understand the Hepatitis B vaccine and to accept or decline the vaccine. Details...
IHS-117Controlled SubstancesProvides an awareness of the requirements of the US Drug Enforcement Agency and MA Department of Public Health governing research work with controlled substances in labs. Understand the regulatory requirements for working with controlled substances in the lab Details...
IHS-120Fire Safety and EvacuationThis course covers the procedures for reporting a fire or other emergencies and for evacuating the building. The course also covers the safe use and storage of flammable acnd combustible liquids and gases. (1) Emergency reporting; and (2) Evacuation procedures (3) Safe use and storage of flammable and combustible liquids and gases. Details...
LAB-101Lab Safety - LongwoodEmployees who work in a laboratory in which hazardous materials are used. The training will provide information and skills that will allow students and staff working in research and conservation laboratories to safely use, store, and dispose of hazardous chemicals and respond to emergencies. The training will provide information on the following topics: the Harvard University Chemical Hygiene Plan, Material Safety Data Sheets, Labeling, and Fume Hood Use. Details...
LAB-102Lab Safety - CambridgeEmployee or supervisor of employee working in Laboratory in which hazardous materials are used. The training will provide information and skills that will allow students and staff working in research and conservation laboratories to safely use, store, and dispose of hazardous chemicals and respond to emergencies. The training will provide information on the following topics: the Harvard University Chemical Hygiene Plan, Material Safety Data Sheets, Chemical Information Sheets, and Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogens (only offered in MCB/OEB sessions). Participants will also learn how to correctly classify and store hazardous waste. Details...
LAB-103Biosafety/Bloodborne PathogensAny lab personnel working with recombinant DNA, Infectious Agents, Select Agents is required to complete training General overview of Biosafety in the laboratory. Bloodborne Pathogens training in compliance with OSHA requirements. Awareness training for shipping regulated materials. Details...
LAB-104Shipping Regulated BiologicalsIndividuals that ship dry ice and regulated biological materials. Awareness and function specific training required by DOT and IATA/ICAO for individuals that ship dry ice and biological materials including infectious substances, human or animal specimens, genetically modified microorganisms, and exempt biologicals. Attendees will learn proper classification, packaging, labeling and marking, and documentation for shipping biological materials. Details...
LAB-105LISE/CNS Safety TrainingAll personnel working in CNS Lise Clean Room facilities. Attendees will gain provide a basic awareness of most engineering controls affiliated with the clean room; toxic gas system details; basics of clean room ventilation; specific LISE evacuation procedures; and PPE details and some general lab safety information. Details...
LAB-106Shipping Liquid NitrogenIndividuals that ship liquid nitrogen. Awareness and function specific training required by DOT and IATA/CAO for individuals that ship liquid nitrogen. Attendees will learn proper classification, labeling, and marking; and documentation for shipping liquid nitrogen. Details...
LAB-107Shipping Ethanol SolutionsIndividuals that ship fixed non-infectious biological specimens stored in ethanol Awareness and function specific training required by DOT and IATA/ICAO for individuals involved in shipping less than 1.0 liter of ethanol solutions (in excepted and limited quantities). Attendees will learn proper classification, packaging, labeling and marking, and documentation for shipping ethanol solutions. Details...
LAB-108Shipping Formaldehyde SolutionIndividuals that ship fixed non-infectious biological specimens stored in formalin solutions less than 25 percent formaldehyde. Awareness and function specific training required by DOT and IATA/ICAO for individuals involved in shipping less than 25 percent formaldehyde solutions (in excepted and limited quantities). Attendees will learn proper classification, packaging, labeling and marking, and documentation for shipping ethanol solutions. Details...
LAB-110NIH rDNA GuidelinesAll research staff that use rDNA. The NIH rDNA Guidelines Course if required by the NIH for all research staff that use rDNA. Participants will gain an awareness of the requirements of the NIH rDNA Guidelines including the responsibilities of the Institution, the Principal Investigator, the Biosafety Office and the IBC, the risk assessment process, and incident reporting requirements and procedures. Details...
LAB-111Formaldehyde UseProvides an understanding of the health hazards associated with the use of formaldehyde, occupational exposure limits, and steps to minimize exposures. Understand the health hazards associated with the use of formaldehyde; know the OSHA action level and permissible exposure limit for formaldehyde; and become aware of steps to minimize exposures. Details...
LAB-113Ship Fixed Biological SpecimenThis training is for those who ship fixed non-infectious biological Awareness and function specific training required by DOT and IATA/ICAO for individuals that ship fixed biological specimens in ethanol or formalin solutions in excepted and limited quantities. Attendees will learn proper classification, packaging, labeling and marking, and documentation for shipping ethanol solutions in excepted and limited quantities. Details...
OSG-100Aerial LiftsAll employees that operate working platforms. Attendees will gain knowledge of the recognition of, and preventive measures for, the safety hazards associated with operation of powered platforms and aerial lifts. Details...
OSG-105Confined SpaceEmployees that could enter Confined Spaces or employees that supervise other employees that could enter Confined Spaces. Attendees will gain an understanding of the hazards that may exist in a confined space and the equipment and safe work practices to eliminate those hazards. Details...
OSG-115Cranes and HoistsAll employees that operate cranes and hoists, or supervise employees that operate cranes and hoists. Attendees will gain an understanding of the proper procedures of safely and correctly inspecting cranes and hoists. Details...
OSG-120Heart Saver First AidRequired for persons assigned to respond to emergencies in the workplace or community and available for those who want to learn first aid skills. The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches techniques in basic first aid, managing illness and injuries in the first minutes until professional emergency medical services personnel arrive. Details...
OSG-125OSHA 10-Hour General IndustrySafety Committee members OSHA 10-hour General Industry training is designed to provide employees with an introduction to OSHA as well as general industry safety and health standards covered in 29 CFR 1910. Details...
OSG-130Powered Industrial TrucksForklift operators Attendees will gain an understanding of the hazards and safe work practices related to powered industrial trucks. Details...
OSG-135Safe DrivingEmployees that drive Harvard vehicles Attendees will learn safe driving principles. Details...
OSG-140HotworkWorkers designated to operate arc or gas welding/cutting equipment. Attendees will gain knowledge on safe hot work principles for welding, brazing, and cutting. Details...
OSG-145Hazard CommunicationEmployees that work with chemicals or work in an area that contains chemicals. Attendees will gain an understanding of Material Safety Data Sheets, container labels, chemical inventories and the hazards related to chemicals in workplaces. Details...
OSG-200Safety FundamentalsAll UOS and HRES Employees Attendees will receive an introduction to EHS Programs. Attendees will gain an understanding of the concepts involved in controlling hazards and assessing the need for PPE and selecting and using the proper PPE. Details...
OSG-205Basic Work SafetyRequired for all personnel with a formal Safety Management System in place. Training is available for anyone at the University. Attendees will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of a breathing emergency, recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and provide care to reduce the chance of cardiac arrest, learn how to care for an adult that stops breathing and learn how to care for an adult that is chocking. The training will also provide an introduction to the principles of ergonomics, proper workstation design and set up, and safe comfortable work practices in the computerized environment. instructors will demonstrate ways to prevent musculoskeletal strain or injury, increase productivity an work more comfortably. This course will enable participants to adjust their workstations and work practices for optimal comfort and injury prevention. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the regulatory issues surrounding the proper storage and handling of hazardous materials. Details...
OSG-215Safety ManagementAll University Managers Attendees will gain an understanding of how to report, investigate and monitor all workplace accidents/incidents that may occur. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to conduct safety inspections and manage associated data using the DBO2 software. Attendees will learn how to manage and implement the University Safety standards into the operation of their individual groups or departments. Details...
OSG-220Tools and MachineryEmployees that use power tools. Tool and machine operators and maintenance personnel. Technicians or mechanics that maintain machines or equipment that utilize electrical, hydraulic or other power and machine operators whose equipment must be de-energized for repair or servicing. Employees whose job assignments require working on or near exposed energized or deenergized electrical parts. Attendees will gain an understanding of the hazards and safe work practices related to power tool operation. An understanding of the principles and methods involved in protecting operators and maintainers from hazards related to machinery and equipment. An understanding of the principles and equipment involved in controlling hazardous energy during maintenance work. An understand of basic electrical hazards and safe work practices relate to electricity. Details...
OSG-225Working at ElevationsEmployees that could be exposed to fall hazards and employees that supervise other employees that could be exposed to fall hazards, including employees that could use ladders (fixed or portable) or aerial lifts in any manner. Attendees will gain an understanding of fixed and portable ladders and safe work practices relate to the use of ladders. Attendees will gain an understanding of the fall protection program requirements and improved fall protection systems and equipment. Details...
OSG-36Confined Space AwarenessEducating members of the Harvard community on the basics of Confined Space. This training program will provide personnel with a basic understanding of confined spaces. Lessons include 1. Confined Space Identification, 2. Classification, 3. Hazard Assessment, and 4. an understanding of the Harvard University Confined Space Program. This training does not satisfy Confined Space Entry training requirements. Details...
OSG-96Lockout/Tagout Technicians or mechanics that maintain machines or equipment that utilize electrical, hydraulic or other power and machine operators whose equipment must be de-energized for repair or servicing. Attendees will gain an understanding of the principles and equipment involved in controlling hazardous energy during maintenance work. Details...
OSG-996Landscaper/Arborist Safety General safety for arborists and landscapers Employees will gain knowledge of safety and health requirements as it pertains to landscaping and arborist work activities. These include hazard communication, pest control, tools and machinery, machine guarding, personal protective equipment, ergonomics, and environmental conditions. Details...
OSG-997Trans of Haz Mat AwarenessThis course provides a general understanding of hazardous material transportation regulations. Teaches attendees to be able to read package warning labels to recognize hazardous material packages, who to notify in an emergency/spill, and how to properly handle packages containing hazardous materials. Additionally attendees are trained on hazardous materials security awareness. Have a general understanding of hazardous material transportation regulations Learn how to read package warning labels to recognize hazardous material packages Learn who to notify in an emergency or spill Learn how to properly handle packages containing hazardous materials to prevent accidents Security awareness Completion of this training does NOT certify or train you to classify, package, label, or complete shipping papers for hazardous materials. Details...
OSG-998Loading Dock SafetyThe course covers basic safety concepts that relate to loading dock personnel. Slips, Trips and Falls Safe Lifting Material Handling Equipment Safe Driving Emergency Evacuation Hazard Communication BBP Awareness Details...
RPO-101Radiation Safety (Initial)To meet regulatory requirements, radioactive materials users who are new to the University must receive training on the safe handling of radioactive materials. New users may either take the training online or attend lecture style training offered by the Radiation Protection Office. Refresher training is required and offered by the RPO. The RPO reviews training history with the Permit Holder when a laboratory's Permit is renewed. This training program will address: (1) Harvard specific radiation safety policies and procedures, (2) Proper handling, storage and use of radioactive materials, (3) Spill clean up procedures, and (4) Survey Meter use. Details...
RPO-102Laser Safety (Initial)Harvard personnel that use Class 3B or 4 laser systems and efficient means to control those risk in the research environment. Biennial refresher training is required. (1) Laser safety classifications, (2) effects of laser radiation, (3) non-beam hazards and (4) engineering and administrative controls to protect laser users against hazardous laser radiation and non-beam hazards. Details...
RPO-103Irradiator TrainingRegulations mandate that all users who desire unescorted access to an irradiator (for any reason) complete these requirements: (1) Complete a Trustworthiness and Reliability Check, (2) Complete the Radiation Safety Training Orientation on the web, and (3) complete irradiator training program. Anyone who needs access to an irradiator at Harvard will first need to contact their Human Resource Office and complete the required Trustworthiness and Reliability Check. The proposed user will be asked to provide information about previous employment and education, and to sign some forms allowing Harvard to verify this information and to conduct the Check. When the Trustworthiness and Reliability Check has been successfully completed, the user will be able to take the training sessions listed above. Details...
RPO-104Laser MicroscopeSpecialized training for researchers using commercially available laser microscopes that have embedded lasers. Specialized training for researchers using commercially available laser microscopes that have one or more embedded lasers. This training will cover basic laser safety and posting requirements. Details...
RPO-105Radiation Safety Physics 191Initial radiation safety course for Physics 191 students (1) Harvard specific radiation safety policies and procedures, (2) Proper handling, storage and use of radioactive materials, (3) Spill clean up procedures, and (4) Survey Meter use. Details...
RPO-106Incident TrainingSpecific training held after an incident To review corrective actions and proactive items after an incident involving radiation Details...
RPO-107Initial X-Ray TrainingInitial training for X-ray users Provide safety information pertaining to X-ray machines/units. Details...
RPO-201Radiation Safety (Refresher)To meet regulatory requirements, radioactive materials users who are new to the University must receive training on the safe handling of radioactive materials. New users may either take the training online or attend lecture style training offered by the Radiation Protection Office. Refresher training is required and offered by the RPO. The RPO reviews training history with the Permit Holder when a laboratory's Permit is renewed. This training program will address: (1) Harvard specific radiation safety policies and procedures, (2) Proper handling, storage and use of radioactive materials, (3) Spill clean up procedures, and (4) Survey Meter use. Details...
RPO-202Laser Safety (Refresher)Refresher training for Harvard personnel that use Class 3B or 4 laser systems and efficient means to control those risk in the research environment. Biennial refresher training is required after completion of Initial Laser Safety Training. Current topics in laser safety taken from laboratory observations and literature. Example topics are (1) laser radiation effects, (2) Review of operational programs and (3) controls to protect laser users from the beam and non-beam hazards of laser radiation. Details...